January 11 – January 15, 2021

January 15, 2021, 12:00 pm

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Janet Sung (Photo: Lisa Marie Mazzucco)

Monday, January 11 — Janet Sung

Violinist Janet Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, recognized for her intense, exhilarating performances. She is currently Head of Strings and Violin Professor at the DePaul University School of Music. On “Edge of Youth,” she presents a collection of works by Benjamin Britten, Georges Enescu, and three dynamic living composers – Missy Mazzoli, Dan Visconti, and Gabriel Prokofiev.


Suite for Violin and Piano, Op. 6 by Benjamin Britten

Tuesday, January 12 —  Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo

As the Waller and Maxwell Guitar Duo, Northwestern University faculty guitarist Anne Waller and DePaul University faculty guitarist Mark Maxwell have toured the United States and Europe for over 30 years. Their unique programming of works for both 19th-century and modern guitars provides rare insight into this captivating art.


Valses poéticos by Enrique Granados

Wednesday, January 13 — Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert: Paula Kosower and Kuang-Hao Huang

Cellist Paula Kosower is an active performer and teacher currently residing in Chicago. Kuang-Hao Huang is a highly sought-after collaborative pianist whose performances have taken him throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Music of Nadia Boulanger, Claude Debussy, and Ludwig van Beethoven

Thursday, January 13 — Introductions: Esme Arias-Kim

Violinist Esme Arias-Kim of Hoffman Estates is a Merit Scholarship Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago Academy and the winner of the 2020 Sphinx Competition Junior Division. She appeared on WFMT’s Introductions series in November 2020 with pianist Milana Pavchinskaya.


Havanaise, Op. 83 by Camille Saint-Saëns

Friday, January 15 Impromptu Encore: Trio Céleste 

Hailed as “unfailingly stylish” (The Strad) and “the epitome of what chamber musicians should be” (Palm Beach Daily News), Trio Céleste has firmly established itself as one of the most dynamic chamber music ensembles on the classical music scene today. The three musicians performed on WFMT’s Impromptu series In January 2019.


Music of Antonín Dvořák and Astor Piazzolla